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Our approach to the 2017 Open Championships
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:00 am
How should someone intelligently approach the USBC Open Championships with its hidden lane pattern data? The easy answer is with an open mind — not that you shouldn’t have had an open...
2 years after near-miss, Ryan Zagar may have found redemption in amazing potential doubles Eagle with Tylor Greene at 2017 Open Championships
Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:00 pm
In July 2015 in El Paso, Ryan Zagar came one strike from winning the singles Eagle at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. That story was especially noteworthy because it was...
Drawing strength from tragedy, Team NABR takes lead in performance that could go down as one of most memorable in Open Championships history
Friday, April 14, 2017 10:00 am
Sports history is filled with stories of amazing performances by athletes amid tragedy, as the emotions of awful circumstances push them to great heights. One of the most memorable was Hall of Fame...
Using topography charts in crafting a USBC Open Championships game plan
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress might not be providing lane pattern data for the 2017 Open Championships, but it is providing something that experts say can be even more valuable: topographical...
'1,430 is out there,' Chris Hans says after 1,385 by Steven Arehart-Chuck Richey Jr. and 1,365 by Hans-Kyle Troup take top 2 doubles spots at 2017 Open Championships
Sunday, April 2, 2017 11:59 pm
After Before The First Frame 1 struggled to an 881 opening game and totaled 2,988 in team event Saturday at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, and companion team Before The...
With clutch finish, Steve De Kerf Jr. ties Matt Gasn’s 802 for 2017 Open Championships singles lead
Friday, March 31, 2017 11:59 pm
It’s one of the oldest axioms in bowling: When you need multiple strikes at the end to win, stay calm until after the last one to avoid getting over-amped and ruining a shot you need....
Chemistry, teamwork help Connecticut’s Hall of Fame Silver Lanes 1 to team lead with 3,239 at 2017 Open Championships
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:59 pm
It’s a given that talent is needed to succeed on the tough conditions at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Tony Reynaud thinks chemistry matters as well and his Hall of...
Slow bowling plaguing 2017 USBC Open Championships, leading to squad time changes, late squad relegation for 2018 for slow groups
Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:00 am
There are few issues that get bowlers of all levels riled up more than slow bowling. I definitely am one of those: I don’t anger easily, but one thing that will get me ticked off in PBA and...
Doubles lead changes again at 2017 USBC Open Championships as Robert Leser, Darin Craine total 1,342
Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:00 pm
I might be forgetting something obvious but I can’t remember the last time a first-time bowler won an Eagle at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. Perhaps there was a team...
Despite hurting wrist, Matt Gasn takes singles lead, boosts Vanilla Salsa into team all-events lead at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:00 am
Those who are serious about winning Eagles at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships know that even the individual events are a team competition: It takes 10 players in team and six in...
Doubles leader Nick Pate says 'communication was key' in group’s big minor events performance at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:00 am
Nick Pate has been on a roll this season and it continued Friday at 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. Pate in December dominated the...
USBC Hall of Famer Les Zikes' career reaches new milestone with 65th appearance at Open Championships
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Competing for 65 years in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships (formerly the American Bowling Congress Tournament) indisputably is an amazing accomplishment. What makes it even more...
'A witch hunt that won’t stop': North Dakota bowler will appeal disqualification at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:00 pm
North Dakota Hall of Famer Russ Meyer was suspended by the United States Bowling Congress in 2014 for falsifying his average by recording scores lower than he shot when he was acting secretary of a...
Left-handers working together helps Tony Buck fire 768 to take singles lead at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:00 pm
It’s been common knowledge for years that a key to succeeding at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships is working together as a group to transition the lane pattern, be it 10...
Casey Shephard fires 827 in taking doubles lead with Andrew Klingler at Bowlers Journal Championships, but didn’t enter singles
Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:00 pm
I don’t know Casey Shephard but after seeing how he has handled what could turn out to be a $10,000 mistake, I have great respect for him. According to multiple Facebook posts and messages I...

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• 2017 - Open in Las Vegas, Nev.; Women's in Baton Rouge, La.
• 2018 - Open in Syracuse, N.Y.; Women's in Reno, Nev.
• 2019 - Open in Las Vegas, Nev.; Women's in Wichita, Kan.
• 2020 - Open in Reno, Nev.; Women's in Las Vegas, Nev.
• 2021 - Open in Las Vegas, Nev.; Women's in Mobile, Ala.
• 2022 - Open in (to be determined); Women's in Reno, Nev.
• 2023 - Open in Reno, Nev.; Women's in Las Vegas, Nev.
• 2024 - Open in Las Vegas, Nev.; Women's (to be determined)
• 2025 - Open in Baton Rouge, La.; Women's in Reno, Nev.
• 2026 - Open in Reno, Nev.; Women's (to be determined)